Author Chad Sinden

Chad quit a career in electromechanical engineering to pursue life as a dive instructor several years ago. He has been managing remote marine expedition projects for NGO’s as well as working at exclusive resorts across the world. He is particularly passionate about megafauna.It is now his quest to travel and dive the world while sharing his stories and creating a little awareness through the mediums of cartoons, illustration, writing and amateur film making. Contributing something back to the ocean and hopefully making a few people laugh along the way. Please visit his website for more information

Pirates and Blue holes!

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People often ask me what my favourite dive is. While it is hard to distinguish after thousands of dives around the world on dazzling reef systems and tantalising encounters with sharks and dolphins  and all those classic ocean superstars that we all know. One of my answers is often received with a confused expression on the face of the enquirer. I was teaching scuba in the Bahamas, residing next to the 3rd largest Barrier reef system in the world. Home to the awesome Tongue of the Ocean and some of the clearest salt water I have ever seen in my…

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Cyclones and Clownfish

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6.30am, 20th February, 2016. My Resort Manager was frantically banging at my door. Category 5 Cyclone Winston had suddenly changed track a few hours ago. We were due to miss the brunt of him but now we were in trouble as he was heading straight for us. As the dive center manager at the time, many thoughts were racing through my fuzzy morning head. Coffee?  Ugh no time. Were the boats moved and secure? Check. Dive center locked and shuttered up? Check. O2 bottles strapped down and secured? Check. All precautions that were supposed to be taken yesterday complete? Check.…

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